Governor "Turkey Runner"

Governor "Turkey Runner" (HM26BA)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 21.285', W 90° 52.725'

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—Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —

Governor McNutt
In 1838, Alexander McNutt was elected the twelfth governor of Mississippi, serving until 1842. After two terms as governor, he moved back to Vicksburg to continue his law practice.

Governor McNutt House

Constructed in 1826 and purchased in 1829 for $900.00 by Alexander McNutt. This home has withstood Civil War battles and ravaging storms. The rear addition was added in 1832 when McNutt married Vicksburg native, Elizabeth Cameron.

During the Siege of Vicksburg Confederate Lieutenant David Weeks Magill was killed by a shell fragment in the garden of this home. He was buried by candlelight on the west side of the yard and his headstone is still in place.

The Turkey Runner

During his lifetime McNutt was acclaimed as a witty teller of stories, but his abilities as a humorous writer were little known. His stories were printed in the popular "Spirit of the Times" and were signed "The Turkey Runner". Probably only the editor and a few others knew for sure that this was McNutt's pseudonym. Most of his stories were about the adventures of Jim and Chunkey, two backwoods guys who worked for a wealthy cotton planter named "The Captain".
HM NumberHM26BA
Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699607 N 3581736
Decimal Degrees32.35475000, -90.87875000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.285', W 90° 52.725'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 17.1" N, 90° 52' 43.5" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900-916 1st E St, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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